Movies like Southpaw

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Southpaw (2015)
 7.4
 194K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.
Style: touching, rough, sentimental, exciting, serious, inspirational, heartbreaking, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, family relations, down on your luck, rise and fall, boxing, father daughter relationship, death, tragedy, ambition, rivalry, unfulfillment, death of wife, boxer, grief, comeback, orphan, rage, mansion, bankruptcy, flashback, boxing trainer, vengeance, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Southpaw

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and inspirational films with plots about ambition, rivalry, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, redemption and underdog mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres. Some movies like Southpaw: Creed (2015), Warrior (2011), A Fighting Man (2014), Rocky Balboa (2006), Unrivaled (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 209K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, sincere, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, boxing, sport, motivational speaker, underground fighting, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, ambition, rivalry, power relations, human spirit, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998
Place: usa, philadelphia, england, liverpool, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 389K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, fist fighting, teacher, martial arts, training, contests and competitions, sport, mixed martial arts, exercise, coach, ambition, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, atlantic city new jersey, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
A Fighting Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, ambition, sport, athlete's life, human spirit, redemption, rivalry, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 182K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, sincere, uplifting, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: athlete's life, comeback, training, boxing, underdog, boxer, fight, sport, human spirit, against the odds, aging, strongman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 801
Unrivaled (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On these streets everyone is fighting for a way out, but after a lifetime of hard knocks, a down-on-his-luck cage fighter gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is chosen to compete against the MMA world champion during a massive competition. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, uplifting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, cage fighting, athlete's life, martial arts, underdog, sport, contests and competitions, tough heroes, ambition, heroes, rivalry, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: touching, emotional, sad, rough, bleak ...
Plot: athlete and trainer, sport, athlete's life, determination, underdog, follow your dream, human spirit, boxing, feminism, contests and competitions, training, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, england, california, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 162K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, underdog, hospital, boxing match, boxer, training, coma, tough heroes, comeback, championship, athlete's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 307K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: sincere, realistic, rough, captivating, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, sport, boxer, underdog, self destructing, addiction, boxing, title bout, black eye, irish american, ex boxer, shame ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new hampshire, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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 6.8
 9K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: sport, boxing, female boxer, sexism, athlete's life, underdog, urban ghetto, contests and competitions, follow your dream, parents and children, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexy, exciting
Plot: single parent, contests and competitions, sport, rising to stardom, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, love affair, love triangle, sport team, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: missouri, usa, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 162K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, athlete's life, underdog, follow your dream, comeback, boxing, financial problem, poverty, training, courage, fight scenes ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
From Mexico with Love (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, immigrants, rivalry, society, family problems, contests and competitions, down on your luck, ambition, social relations, life is a bitch, father son relationship, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Back Down (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rebellious Jake Tyler is lured into an ultimate underground fight Scene at his new high school, after receiving threats to the safety of his friends and family Jake decides to seek the mentoring of a veteran fighter who trains him for one final ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: athlete and trainer, high school, martial arts, youth, teenage life, power relations, rivalry, boxing, fist fighting, high school life, underground, duel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: florida, usa, brazil, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 7K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sport, friendship, athlete and trainer, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, blood, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, urban ghetto life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 7K
The Champ (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. ...
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: sport, boxer, gambling, underdog, on the road, athlete's life, single parent, son, father, boxing match, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 9K
Kingdom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A raw family drama set against the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Venice, California. Alvey Kulina owns Navy St. MMA with the help of his girlfriend Lisa Prince. He is willing to go through extraordinary means to make sure his fighters are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, mixed martial arts, competition, sibling relationship, gym, drugs/alcohol, parents and children, training, drug abuse, family problems, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 146K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: comeback, sport, boxing, underdog, revenge, fame, boxing match, boxer, training, rivalry, athlete's life, wealth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, madison square garden manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Facing the Giants (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A losing coach with an underdog football team faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results.
Style: touching, serious, feel good, realistic, football movie ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, sport, underdog, football, athlete's life, high school, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, high school life, religions or cults, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 158K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, boxing, underdog, revenge, cold war, boxer, training, victory, boxing match, kgb, human monster, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, soviet union, usa, moscow russia, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 6K
Fat City (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: sport, boxer, friendship, boxing match, boxing, comeback, athlete's life, underdog, transporter, neo-noir, ambition, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 450K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: underdog, training, boxing, athlete's life, boxing match, boxer, world champion, fight, contests and competitions, shyness, self esteem, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, sport, football, american football, university, comeback, recruit, coach, survivor, grief, student, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, campus, virginia, california, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 109K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: sport, underdog, training, boxing match, champion, boxer, betrayal, athlete's life, rock, father figure, transporter, world champion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: philadelphia, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
American Flyers (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When Dr. Marcus Sommers realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with his sibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: cycling, sport, bicycle, bicycle race, contests and competitions, human spirit, parents and children, underdog, siblings relations, ambition, family relations, family life ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, usa, mcdonald's restaurant, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 337
Streetballers (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Defining street basketball as America's new favorite pastime, it is a story driven by passion, faith, and achieving goals. A story capturing the poetic nature of street basketball, highlighting the struggles endured on and off the court by the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: sport, athlete's life, urban, contests and competitions, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, ambition, hopes, family problems, friends, athlete and trainer, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, football, american football, desire for fame, ambition, coach, success, blind ambition, contests and competitions, training, underdog, stadium ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: locker room, school teacher, massage, undressing, boxing, punching bag, boxer, unrequited love, boxing trainer, babies and infants, athlete's life, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.2
 276K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, serious, tense ...
Plot: paranoia, domestic violence, jealousy, character study, sport, rise and fall, redemption, athlete's life, boxing, fistfight, boxer, broken nose ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dans les cordes (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: rivalry, female boxer, athlete and trainer, parents and children, sport, family in crisis, ambition, lifestyle, power relations, athlete's life, best friends, blind ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: second chance, drunkenness, wrestling, social worker, bet, down on your luck, aging, life is a bitch, athlete's life, opposites attract, ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%